Sports

Thu
19
Oct

"Blackcats look to Needville this Friday, after Columbia victory" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Blackcat running back RJ Mitchell (22) moves downfield with blockers Javien Times (53) and Steven Solis (57).

Blackcat Coach Lupe Florez said his team’s 26-14 victory over West Columbia last week was the closest Bay City has come in putting a game together this season.
   And the Blackcats (5-1, 1-1) will need to execute as well this Friday night when they host Needville, which is tied for the District 12-4A-1 lead with El Campo.
   Needville (5-1, 2-1) owns the district’s best overall record after shutting out Stafford 20-0 last Friday.
   “Games are won Monday through Thursday,” Florez said after the Columbia game.
   “And the last six practices are the best series since I’ve been here.”
   He said the team “understood that and the execution showed.
   “The offense executed very good.”
   Columbia jumped to a 7-0 first quarter lead that Bay City addressed in the second quarter with two touchdowns.

Thu
19
Oct

Van Vleck looks to regain winning ways with matchup against Edna

   Van Vleck will turn its sights on Edna this Friday to stay near the leaders of District 14-3A-1 and a post-season playoff berth.
   Playing without district-leading passer senior quarterback Zeyvaunte’ Easton (963 yards), the Leopards used two quarterbacks in a losing effort to Hallettsville last Friday, 40-7.
   Van Vleck (3-2, 2-1) is third in the district race behind state-ranked Yoakum (5-1, 2-0) and Hallettsville (5-1, 2-1).
   Just behind Van Vleck is Edna (3-1, 1-1), which defeated Palacios 55-7 last week.
   Against Hallettsville, the Leopards went with junior Cameran Hudson 5-13-83, with one touchdown, and an interception, and senior Vyron Fields 5-8-44 yards. 
   Together, they had 127 passing yards.
   Junior running back De’metri Monroe had 10 carries for 83 yards. 
   He also had four catches for 54 yards, including Van Vleck’s lone touchdown pass.

Thu
19
Oct

No. 7 Tidehaven rolls Boling

Tidehaven senior quarterback Bryce Galvan, 11, calls a play late in the fourth quarter Friday as the Tigers defeated District 14-3A rival Boling, 48-27. The Tigers improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in district play. Tidehaven has a bye this week and returns to action at Brazos on Oct. 27.
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   With an off week, Tidehaven remains at No. 7 in the state and leads District 14-3A-1 after a 48-27 trouncing of Boling last week.
   Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has the Tigers (6-0, 3-0) at the No. 7 spot, same as last week, followed by No. 8 East Bernard, which Tidehaven has beaten. 
   Against Boling, Tidehaven had 325 yards of offense – 249 yards on the ground and 76 passing yards.
   Senior quarterback Bryce Galvan was 4 for 9, 76 yards passing and a touchdown.
   Galvan also had 74 yards rushing on nine carries and two touchdowns – the longest of which was 31 yards.
   Senior running back Jeff Williams churned out 163 yards on the ground on 19 carries, with three touchdowns – the longest, 39 yards.
   Tiger senior Jacob Galvan had a 20-yard touchdown catch, while senior Darrien Kemp, had two receptions for 38 yards.
   Kemp also returned a fumble 94 yards for a touchdown.

Thu
12
Oct

Van Vleck Homecoming royalty crowned

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Van Vleck High School seniors Julia Landry and Kobe Blackmon are the 2017 Homecoming Queen and King. They were crowned in pre-game ceremonies before the Van Vleck-Rice Consolidated game Friday night.

Thu
12
Oct

"Leopards celebrate homecoming with 58-28 win over Raiders" by: John Hoffman

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Van Vleck’s Vyron Fields (19) and De’Mitri Monroe (13) stop an early Raider drive.

   The Van Vleck Leopards began quickly, scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions, and never looked back in a convincing 58-28 win over the Rice Raiders.
   With the win, Van Vleck moves to 2-0 in District 14-3A-1 play, tied atop with Hallettsville.
   The Leopards travel to Hallettsville Friday, with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
   The Leopard defense took the field first after Van Vleck won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
   The Raider offense quickly found the going tough - sacks by De’Mitri Monroe and Vyron Fields stopped the drive and gave the ball to the Leopard offense.
The Leopards only needed two plays to get on the scoreboard.
   From the Van Vleck 42 yard line, Leopard quarterback ZeyVaunte Easton threw a perfect spiral down the middle to a wide-open Brandon Burnett, who waltzed into the end zone for the first of several scores. 

Thu
12
Oct

BCHS cross country teams finish 1, 2 at Oct. 6 Blackcat Invitational

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The Bay City High School Cross Country teams hosted the Blackcat Invitational Oct. 6 at the BayCel Golf Course. 
   The BCHS varsity boys team finished first overall, and the BCHS varsity girls team took second place.
   In varsity boys competition, Blackcats who finished in the top ten were: Adren Soto, 1st; Raheem Key, 2nd; and Gabriel Vargas, 9th.
   For varsity girls, Ladycats in the top 10 were: Julianne Kucera, 6th; and Lillian Garay, 7th.

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Thu
12
Oct

No. 7 Tidehaven will take on No. 10 Boling Friday

Tidehaven will aim to stay undefeated and to remain among the state football leaders when it hosts Boling, another ranked team, this Friday.
   The Tigers (5-0, 2-0) are ranked No. 7 on the respected Dave Campbell’s Texas Football High School Rankings.
   Coming off last Friday’s 33-22 defeat of Danbury, Tidehaven leads District 14-3A-2, followed by Boling (1-0, 2-1) and Schulenberg (1-0, 2-2). 
   It’s worth noting the district has three teams in the Campbell rankings – Tidehaven, East Bernard (No. 8) and Boling (No. 10). 
   Boling was idle last week, after losing its opener to Hallettsville and defeating Westbury Christian and Danbury.

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Thu
05
Oct

Wounded Warrior Classic events will start on Friday

   The 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Classic which will be held at the Matagorda Harbor and pavilion on Saturday Oct. 7.
   Official weigh-in will be from 1-3 p.m. under the pavilion.
   The Matagorda County Calvary and the sheriff’s department will escort veterans at 3 p.m. Friday Oct. 6, from LeTulle Park at 3 p.m. down to Matagorda.
   “We ask the public to hang out around the square in Bay City as the guys will be driven around the square before heading down to Matagorda,” said Nathan Lubbers with Texas Trio.
   “We had the honor of hosting 15 of our nation’s finest vets last year.”
   Texas Trio partners with The Wounded Warrior Project and Run N’ Gun Adventures to host 20 veterans.
   “Last year was such an amazing experience and we are very much looking forward to it again,” he added.

Thu
05
Oct

"Florez to spend off-week evaluating Blackcats, getting them to refocus" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Senior Adam Smith (12) and junior Will Grumbles (10) corral a Stafford runner.

 Bay City Blackcats have an off-week and Head Coach Lupe Florez said the week will be spent on regaining focus.
   “We didn’t play well enough to win,” Florez said after the Blackcats dropped their District 12-4A-1 opener to Stafford 27-7 at Memorial Stadium Friday night, Sept. 29. 
   Bay City’s next district opponent will be at West Columbia Charter at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. West Columbia will play at Stafford this Friday, Oct. 6.
   The loss drops Bay City to 3-1 (0-1) and out of the state 4-A-1 Top 10 ranking it had going into the Stafford game.
   “We were coming off an emotional rolls of three straight wins and you have to be focused and we didn’t have focus.
   “By the time we were focused, Stafford has a good lead.
   “We have to do a better job of getting our kids to play,” Florez said.
   Against Bay City, Stafford had 364 total yards – 152 passing and 212 rushing – with one passing touchdown and two rushing touchdowns.

Thu
05
Oct

Tigers in Top 10 after win over ranked East Bernard

Photo courtesy of Beth Foley
Tidehaven running back Jeffery Williams (3) follows Tiger blockers after his handoff from quarterback Bryce Galvan (11).

 Tidehaven has an unblemished 4-0 mark and a No. 7 state ranking after its impressive 14-11 upset of East Bernard in the district opener for both teams.
   Coach David Lucio’s previously unranked Tigers (4-0, 1-0) moved to the No. 7 spot on the highly watched Dave Campbell’s Texas High School Football State Rankings, while East Bernard (4-1, 0-1) dropped from No. 2 to No. 8.
   The fact that East Bernard is still respected enough to remain in the Top 10 makes Tidehaven’s home District 12-3A-2 win even more of a statement.
   Tidehaven is the only unbeaten district team and leads in scoring with 156 points – against opponents’ 37 points - in four games.
   The Tigers are tied for first with Boling (2-1, 1-0) and Brazos (2-2, 1-0). 
   Senior Tiger running back Jeffery Williams Jr. had another stellar performance against the Brahmas (3-1, 0-1), gaining 164 yards on 30 carries and one touchdown. 
   His longest on the night was 38 yards.

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